Developed nationally by the four major trauma centres in NHS Scotland, the Major Trauma App is an iPad application that captures major trauma cases digitally and in real time, fully replacing existing paper trauma booklets.
Based on ATLS protocol and designed in collaboration with trauma clinicians from NHS Scotland/England.
Highly granular timeline of data points generated in real time by the scribe or user.
Quicker and more accurate data input than existing paper forms.
Automated reporting to reducing post case clinical paperwork.
“The trauma app makes it much, much easier to document everything that nursing staff particularly need to know. And then obviously, if you're moving the patient on, it's much easier just to collate that information and hand it over to the next set of staff.”Leanne KennedyNurse Educator, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
“It's very easy to actually engage with and to use.”Dr Kevin ThomsonConsultant Emergency Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
“As health care professionals, we're always looking to strive for excellence in what we do. And I think the more places that we get on board with using the Trauma App, the better.”Nicola BaxterSenior Charge Nurse, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
“Because the Trauma App is on the AppStore, people can just download and play with it, and for actual emergency physicians who are used to delivering trauma care it’s intuitive because it flows through care in the same way as we’ve been trained as junior doctors.”Prof David LoweConsultant Emergency Medicine, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
A unique partnership
The Trauma App has been co-designed by trauma consultants and scribes for the four Major Trauma Centres in Scotland, with additional oversight from England, Wales and the US. It integrates seamlessly into existing clinical practice, with scribes switching from paper to an iPad.